Hi Everyone -
I'm not on Atkins or any low-carb plan. I was wondering if someone could answer a few questions before I go hunting down the books and what-not, because I'm not super convinced this way is for me.
To be honest the thought of limiting fruits, whole grains, and my daily latte doesn't seem like a substainable plan for me. I want something I can live with long term. I've already cut out most of the junk from my diet already, and Ive managed to ween myself away from most "Empty" carb treats because I have little control even over innocent looking things like 100cal packs or skinny cows or pudding cups. I just can't control it so I don't bring them in the house.
Surprisingly I've found my hunger for carbs has been quite controlable despite my carb count being probably about 60 percent of my daily diet. Most of it "good carbs" (whole grains, veggies) but I allow myself things if they don't cause me craving issues (lattes with syrup, vitamuffins etc)
I've slowly been cutting back on carbs though and increasing my "good" fats in my self directed plan, so it has me wondering if I should be looking at low/moderate carb plans since I seem to be half tip-toeing in that direction.
So the questions are:
1) Is it detramental or at all to be cycling in and out of ketosis? (because I know its going to happen with me)
2) Do you have trouble getting in enough real (from food) fiber?
Im not even sure why Im curious when what I'm doing is working for me now, but I realize somwhere down the line I may stall so I want to be aware of my options.